Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents
This factsheet was written for foster parents to help them learn about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth in the child welfare system, the unique risks they face, and the important role that foster parents can play in reducing those risks.
The factsheet outlines specific actions that foster parents can take to create a welcoming home for all youth in their care and to promote youths’ health and well-being in the community.
Also included are links to many resources for more information and support.
Interested in becoming part of the National Foster Parent Association’s Committee on LGBTQ Families and Youth? We would love to have your expertise benefit our membership and outreach programs.
There are a couple of steps to get you set up: